Friday, July 13, 2012

Like Geeky Stuff? Here is News you could use!

I consider myself a gadget lover/ geek/ gizmo freak or whatever you call people who love to have the latest and coolest electronics. I always look for and try to acquire the most cool gadgets and gizmos for myself. I visit various websites and online forums to keep myself updated about the latest gadgets that are hitting the marketplace.

One of the best sources of information on this subject is the ThinkGeek site that provides fantastic details and features all the latest cool gadgets, quirky gizmos and geeky stuff. The website is unique in many ways. First it provides the latest news and information about state-of-the-art gadgets and new innovations. Second it is a great place to find coupons, discount promo codes and free stuff. These things help you save money and enable you to buy more cool gadgets.

This week the site features a Home Depot coupon that will help me get some real cool home improvement tools and implements. Then there are GoToMyPC promo codes that help me get some real cool accessories for my computer.

Among the gadgets I found on the site I simply loved the I Sight Twin LED lights, a simple attachment that helps you keep your hands free while you negotiate your way in the darkest of the nights.

Crazy or Stupid or Plain Idealistic - I don't understand

The Fort Hood Massacre by US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hassan made headlines across the country several months ago. Then there was a lull as the army decided to investigate the case and court martial Hassan. Meanwhile he was placed in a military prison in solitary confinement.

This morning I read a news item titled  Juror bias worries Hasan’s legal team which elucidates that the legal team appointed to defend the renegade ex-soldier's religion will have an adverse effect on the case. My first reaction was of shock, which soon transformed into outrage and then frustration not only with the media for publishing such a news item but also about the army lawyer who is stating such.

In my opinion a nation's most important citizens are the soldiers - those who defend the borders, followed by the police - who maintain peace in the civil society and then comes everyone else. This man who belonged to the first group turned his guns on his colleagues and killed 13 soldiers in cold blood. There should be no doubt about what he did and how it will impact the society. I don't care if he is a Muslim or Christian or Jew the fact is that he killed soldiers who are the protective arm of this great nation. He should be brought to justice and given the highest punishment that he deserves.

Instead of urging the jury to pass the most severe judgement these lawyers are worried about the murderer? I simply don't understand. I just hope the jurors will take the right decisions and pronounce the appropriate judgement.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Most Modern and Latest in Eyeglasses

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Nobody knows who actually invented the eyeglasses. Historical records state that as early as 5th century BC Egyptians were using simple glass lenses to magnify things. Then in 1st century AD Roman emperor Nero's tutor has recorded how the emperor was using emerald lenses to watch Gladiatorial games.

Since then glasses have come a long way. stylish glasses are an essential part of almost everyone's wardrobe. Even if one doesn't have sight problems they are recommended sunglasses so as to protect their eyes from the harsh sun rays.

For some eyeglasses are an essential fashion accessory. They are functional in enabling the user to see better but also stylish making the user look better. Now with new technological evolution Zenni Optical has totally changed the landscape of eyeglass market.

Check out the Emerging Technology Info Graphic and visit Zenni's website and you will agree with me that they offer some of the best deals on eyeglasses. There are new technologies that Zenni Optical uses on a daily basis to give you the best solutions, take a look at the latest technology by visiting their website and the link below.

One you take a look at the emerging technology and become aware of Zenni's offers I am quite certain you will never shop for eyeglasses elsewhere.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Latest Project

1982 Yamaha Seca Turbo For Sale
1982 Yamaha Seca Turbo For Sale (Photo credit: Ryan Frost)
I used to be a biker when I was in India. Now after almost five years I have bought myself a motorcycle - a Yamaha Seca Turbo 650cc motorcycle. This was made in 1982-83 as the precursor of all the modern crotch rockets like the Yamaha R1, Honda CBR series, etc. It is shaft driven, so no question of chain adjustment for life time. Hopefully I will be able to get it running quickly and start enjoying it on the streets.

This is not a running bike, it is a project. My friend has been kind enough to agree to help me strip it apart, fix it and put it together again. We managed to get it started last week and now we still have some work pending. Here are some pictures of what the bikes looks like now. The picture on the side is what a complete bike looks like. That picture I found on the internet and is a bike that doesn't belong to me....


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Enjoy Summer Vacation and SAVE in San Antonio

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SAVE for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Where are you going this summer? What are your holiday plans for the next few weeks before school starts again in August? If someone were to ask me this question my answer would simply be "San Antonio, TX". I visited San Antonio once before in 2010 and ever since I have been waiting for an opportunity to go there again.

Now with the value packed offers that come with the San Antonio Vacation Experience (SAVE) program I don't think there will be a better time to visit the Alamo city, enjoy the river walk, shop in the top shops, participate in historic tours, and basically have a blast of a holiday.

Let me tell you about the SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience, it is a discount program that provides more than $600 in savings when you visit San Antonio. This wonderful saving program makes the already affordable vacation destination even more value for your money and in this economy, one couldn't ask for more. The $600 can be applied on savings to theme parks, shopping, historic tours, hotels, and on adventures too.

SeaWorld Aquatica_Ray Lagoon Family.jpgSome of the hotels where you could save include the best San Antonio resorts too. Of course there are a number of budget and mid-range hotels are also in the SAVE partnerships. Some SAVE partner hotels are sited across the area along the riverwalk, near theme parks, in downtown, etc.

I would typically visit San Antonio over weekend, stay at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk (SAVE rates $89 - Sunday-Thursday and $99 over Friday-Saturday), visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas the same day where SAVE enables a savings in the form of adults pay kids price, buy an adult ticket and get a child’s free, next day free and more. I'd cool off the evening with a shopping trip to the La Villita historic arts village and cap the day off by watching a movie at Alamo IMAX Theatre Rivercenter where childs admission is free. The next day I will head out to the SeaWorld where SAVE discounts include deals on family-four packs, second day free, $10 off admission and more. A visit the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Of course there are lots more I'd do along with taking a Alamo Helicopter Tour, which has a saving of 10% because of SAVE. Some of these are Limited Time Offers so it is better to grab them when they are available.

In order to keep abreast of the happenings I am going to first follow  @SAVEinSA on Twitter, so I can get to know the latest offerings.


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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Artificial Waterfalls

In the Prairies and Lakes area of Texas the landscape is flat and houses seem like outcrops. The landscape is quite boring so what do builders do, they create artificial landscaping. If you want a hill they will go and dig up some dirt from somewhere and pile it up to create one. If you want a waterfall they can do that too. I recently saw one such feature at a premium residential neighborhood where they have created an artificial river and a waterfall, here are some pictures: